Dr. Lawrence Krauss, a well known skeptic and proponent of a Godless world posted an article on CNN today entitled; "Why must the nation grieve with God?". Now to be fair to his article, there are actually points to which I agree. It is extremely insensitive to proclaim to know why the children from Newtown died in that tragic attack. It is beyond the ability of anyone to know these things. To say that anyone who does not turn to God is unable to fully love is also quite absurd. However, Dr Krauss' emotional anger seems to have allowed him to make a similar error in judgement. To ask how an intelligent deity could act rationally and allow such things to happen clearly shows that one doesn't understand the nature and essence of an intelligent and infinite Deity. To ascribe attributes such as callous to a Being that has no emotions is as silly as the previous fallacies. An infinite Being is precisely that, infinite. It has no emotional response to the world such as we do. The only thing that we can be clear on is that if there is a Creator that is Infinite then what we know just by our being here is that Creator is a giver; from the fact that we were given life. The gift of life that we were given is for us to choose how to live and how to act. To ascribe acts of cruelty to such a being would simply negate the very nature of our free will. This is something that requires a tremendous amount of thought and focus which is beyond the scope of this platform to truly understand.
However, the logical flaw that struck me in the article was this statement of callousness. Why is it any less callous to state that there is no God? If there is no God than there is no soul. If there is no soul then these innocent children whose lives were stolen are simply that; lives that are stolen and ended. Why is that no less heart wrenching to a suffering parent? Why is it that to speak about God is insulting to one who doesn't believe in God but to tear away the existence of the eternal is justified because it is simply rational science?